Brewery News

  • TMB08 Messiah V2 Steel City Brewing - Two Steel City beers are currently doing the rounds. Firstly, He's Not The Messiah is in the 'usual' Steel City style, ultra pale with 127IBU of US Magnum followed by loads of Centennial and Motueka after flame-out, and Citra & Chinook in the fermenter. Good enough for Jehovah himself! False beards not required.
  • Toolmakers Brewery - Marion is pleased to announce that she has completed (under Olie’s supervision) her first brew. It is a 4% ABV bitter style beer using Galena and Hallertauer hops.
  • Reet pale Blue Bee Brewery - Firstly bad news to report, after a hop shortage we have been unable to get hold of any Cascade hops which means we are having to let Nectar Pale take a back seat over the next couple of months.
  • wildrider Kelham Island Brewery - A returning classic and a brand new stout are on offer to Kelham fans in September.
  • The Brew Company - The Brew Company was founded in Sheffield in 2008 complimented by their brewery tap The Harlequin in 2010. But they are now about to go through a big transformation.
  • derby beer fest awards Welbeck Abbey Brewery - We all had Yellow Fever in July with the arrival of Le Tour De France in Sheffield. It was brilliant to see so many stretches of yellow banners, bunting and bicycles lining the streets of South Yorkshire, and to do our part we had limited edition bright yellow Cavendish T-shirts made.
  • Funny Luckv1 Abbeydale Brewery - Lots to get through, so little column space! Be sure to look out for some VERY special beers this month, we are really spoiling you! Let's start slowly and build up to the big ones!
  • Helga Acorn Brewery - After showcasing the New Zealand Sticklebract hop in July’s single hopped IPA its Australia’s turn for August, we have used the Helga hop which is developed from the German Hallertau Mittlefruh hop.
  • Losehill Hall Brewery - Manager Alistair Boyd (53) has set up his own brewery at Losehill Hall Youth Hostel (which is situated between Hope and Castleton and opened in February 2012 to replaced the now closed Castleton Youth Hostel) using the kit from the old Edale Brewery in Hope.

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Steel City 40th Beer & Cider Festival

It’s our festival’s 40th birthday this year and we are looking at bringing you something special to celebrate. See the festival’s dedicated webpage for details.

Below is a guide to events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next few weeks.

Peterborough CAMRA

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Aug

Peterborough is one of the biggest British beer festivals outside London with over 400 real ales, ciders & perry, stalls and live music spread across a tented complex along with food stalls and a mini funfair outdoors. The festival is held on ‘The embankment’, a riverside park, a few minutes taxi ride from the railway station.

The festival opens Tuesday evening then all day Wednesday to Saturday, with free entry to CAMRA members until 3pm.

Direct trains run from Sheffield to Peterborough operated by East Midlands Trains, cheaper tickets are available if you book in advance.

Festival website.

Fat Cat birthday celebration

Thu 21 – Sun 24 Aug

The Fat Cat on Alma Street in Kelham Island celebrates it’s 33rd birthday with a small beer festival along with live music and a BBQ.


Festival website.

Hope Valley Beer Festival

Thu 21 – Mon 25 Aug

Hosted outside the Old Hall Inn at Hope, this is the third bank holiday beer festival of the year which features a great range of up to 50 real ales and ciders along with food and music.

The Old Hall is about a 10 minute walk from Hope railway station or regular buses from Sheffield (272/273/274) stop on the main road close to the pub.


Manchester CAMRA (summer)

Fri 22 – Sun 24 Aug

The Manchester Winter Ales Festival’s little brother, this festival is also held at the National Cycling Centre with a range of 60 beers – 42 on handpump, live music and food. Entry is £3 plus £2 deposit for the festival glass. Free entry to CAMRA members on Friday, £1 other sessions.

The venue is located close to Velopark Metrolink stop on the Picadilly-Ashton line, regular trains run from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly.

Lees Hall Golf Club

Fri 22 – Sun 24 Aug

Features 12 real ales plus cider, this festival is on from 6pm on Friday, 1pm Saturday and midday on Sunday with a £2 entry fee which includes a commemorative glass. Live music Saturday night at Sunday afternoon. All beers priced at a reasonable £2.50 per pint. Bus 20 stops outside the venue.



  • Anglers Rest DPOTY July presentations - A select crowd headed out to the Anglers Rest at Millers Dale for the presentation of our District Pub of the Year award.
  • gate troway Dronfield Pub of the Season Summer 2014 - Members of our Dronfield & District sub-branch have voted to award their Summer Pub of the Season to the Gate Inn at Troway.
  • P1020749 Pub of the Month May 2014 Presentation - The Closed shop team were presented with their winners certificate on an enjoyable evening that also featured a beer festival, games and a chip butty based buffet.

Pub News

  • 6142e2a6-7342-4962-b8f8-34df0b6282a7 White Lion, Heeley - The White Lion in Heeley, Sheffield has been chosen as the Regional Finalist (Yorkshire, The North East and Scotland) for the Great British Pub Awards 2014, a prestigious annual event that takes place nationally.
  • West End - The team from the Fox & Duck in Broomhill are taking over the West End on Glossop Road on the 28th August. There will be a short closure to allow for a little refurb and rebrand.
  • thebrewhouse The Brewhouse - Sheffield's latest craft beer bar, The Brewhouse, has now opened it's doors. Behind the Brewhouse is Mark Simmonite, who also opened Henry's next door. Mark's ethos behind the Brewhouse is to give good beer the stage it deserves - enjoyed in a modern, stylish quality environment where all feel comfortable.

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Inn Brief

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    Maurice Champeau  is the new manager at the Crookes Social Club, some will know him from his days as bar manager at the Hearty Oak in Dronfield Woodhouse. Plans are afoot to improve the real ale range at the club, more next month!

    The Tickled Trout in Barlow reopened after extensive refurbishment on August 5th.  Owners Derek and Chris Mapp, together with their management team of Margaret Robbin, Tom Schofield and Lauren White welcome all customers, both old and new, to the much improved premises. Four real ales are available on handpump. Regular is Timothy Taylor’s Landlord. there will be three guest beers at all times. At the reopening these were Oldershaw Heavenly Blonde (an excellent sample was enjoyed), Abbeydale Moonshine and Welbeck Abbey Portland Black.  Quality food is served daily (pub closed Mondays).

    The Bowhsaw Inn (Toby Carvery) at Bowshaw roundabout near Dronfield reopened after refurbishment in mid-July.

    A planning application to replace the car park in front of the Robin Hood pub in Millhouses with an outdoor space have been rejected by Sheffield Council Planning Committee. The planning application was  to pave the area and install a heated ‘jumbrella.’ Almost 30 residents objected as they feared the move would force customers to use already limited parking nearby, affecting them and local traders. Following an hour-long debate Councillors voted 10-2 against the plans, despite a recommendation to approve being made by council officers. They also decided to add extra weight to a planning condition from alterations approved in 2001, which said parking facilities must be retained.

    30 years ago, in July 1984, Theakston’s brewery was sold to Matthew Brown of Blackburn. MB were later taken over by Scottish and Newcastle. To-day Theakston’s is independent again.

    Sheffield band, the Everly Pregnant Brothers have taken on The Shakespeare at Heeley.  It  will soon become The Brothers’ Arms. The six-piece Sheffield band is leasing the building from pubco Punch Taverns, who will carry out a refurbishment. The Brothers’ Arms will be free of any tie to a specific brewery.

    A planning application has been submitted for a residential development on the site of the currently closed Fleur de Lys pub in Totley.

    The current building was built on the site of previous pubs in 1933 – ‘Mock Tudor’  style – a popular 1930′s style for both houses and pubs. Possible sources of the Fleur de Lys name are: (i) the heraldic iris on the coat of arms of the Barker family who lived at Totley Hall OR ii) the arms of King Edward III who was King of both England and France.

    Angel at Spinkhill update - to confirm: all monies are now in place from both community offered loans and the principal investor group. Completion of the purchase of The Angel is all set to be completed towards the end of August as planned. Hopefully we’ll see the pub open again before too long!

    The New Barrack Tavern is hosting a charity music festival over the weekend of 22nd to 24th August.


Campaign News

  • Pub heritage news - ‘Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs : Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest’  (2nd.Edition) was available at the recent CAMRA Great British Beer Festival at Olympia and is now available nationwide. The official launch is at Whitelocks, (Leeds), on 29th.August. In attendance will be the MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland. Greg is Chair of ‘Save […]
  • Champion Beer of Britain - CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competition sees a selection and judging process over almost a year, with initial county categories selected by an online vote open to all CAMRA members followed by a programme of judging in their categories at various beer festivals around the country until the finalists are judged by a blind tasting panel […]
  • Pub Matters - CAMRA has launched a new hard-hitting campaign to urge the Government to close national planning loopholes. The campaign, ‘Pubs Matter: So why can’t we have a say’, aims to give power back to local communities by ensuring planning permission is always required before the change of use or demolition of a pub. Local pubs are […]
  • Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 16.51.56 Whatpub.com - What Pub is CAMRA's national pub database website and is growing to become the first port of call to find out comprehensive information about real ale pubs in the UK.

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Other News

  • beer-master-standing-cropped Win a year’s worth of beer with our “Beer Master’s Tache” competition - This year’s Great British Beer Festival will be hosted by the BEER MASTER, who has used all of his extensive knowledge to select more than 900 of the best beers, ciders and perries from Britain and overseas.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.